Kragthorpe names Kenn new strength coach

Steve Kragthorpe named Joe Kenn, who spent the past seven years at Arizona State, as Louisville's new strength and conditioning coach. Kenn replaces Jason Veltkamp, who resigned to follow Bobby Petrino to Arkansas last week.

Steve Kragthorpe named 19 year coaching veteran Joe Kenn Louisville's new strength and conditioning coach on Friday.

Kenn, who served the past seven seasons at Arizona State, including the past five as the head coach of the Sun Devils Sports Performance program, replaces Jason Veltkamp. Veltkamp resigned last week to follow Bobby Petrino to Arkansas.

Kenn was the head strength coach at Boise State from 1994-99. Kenn served as director of strength and conditioning at Utah in 1999-2000.

Kenn was named the national strength coach of the year in 2002 and has been a finalist for the honor four other times in his career.

Kenn has coached several NFL players, including Terrell Suggs, Mike Anderson, Steve Smith and Kimo Von Oelhoffen.

Kenn played and graduated from Wake Forest University.

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